Crayke Church of England VC Primary School

Dear Headteacher Applicant,

Welcome to our dedicated Headteacher recruitment webpage which aims to provide you with all the information about our school and current vacancy. Thank you for taking the time to visit, we hope that the information we have provided encourages you to make an application to our warm and welcoming school.

Our school is a friendly, nurturing, hardworking and exciting environment where respect for others and positive attitudes to work and behaviour are firmly embedded. Visitors often say it has a family feel. Our Christian values shape our ethos, the life of the school and the curriculum, whilst at the same time encouraging sensitivity to different viewpoints. Our core values of Respect, Friendship, Forgiveness and Determination are lived out in the daily work of the school. I would encourage you read our 2018 SIAMS Report, as it reflects the way our values and character permeate our whole school community.

We wish to appoint a Headteacher who will build upon the excellent practice and high standards already established in our school. The post holder will need a strong focus on outstanding teaching and learning, the development of every pupil to ensure their best possible progress, working closely with parents and carers and the community, and continuously seeking ways to make further improvements. You will inspire our staff to feel valued and trusted as professionals, whilst being supported and held accountable in their work to flourish as high quality teachers.

You will have the full professional support of the Governing Body but they will challenge you to achieve the best outcomes for our children. The person specification provides the key competencies and qualities we would like to find in our next Headteacher, therefore we would be grateful if you would address these in your supporting information in the application form.

We would encourage you to come and visit in advance of your application and see for yourself the enthusiasm that our pupils have for their education. Such a visit is not part of the selection process, and whether or not applicants have visited will not influence the final outcome.

If you would like the opportunity to visit, please email Steve Cooper, Recruitment Adviser at North Yorkshire County Council, who has been engaged to support us with recruitment to this key role. For an informal, confidential conversation about the role please call Steve on 01609 536578.

If you are approachable, willing to lead by example, have a strong educational vision, determination, and a desire to work closely with pupils, staff, parents and carers and the community, this could be the job for you! In any case, you can be assured of the full support of the governors, local authority and Diocese of York.

I hope you find the information provided useful and informative and that it will encourage you to apply. On behalf of the governing body, thank you again for your interest in Crayke Church of England VC Primary School.

Yours faithfully,

Hugh Porter
Chair of Governors

Key dates

School visits:  10:30 Tuesday 10 September, 1:30 Wednesday 11 September and 4:30 Thursday 12 September

Closing date:  Midnight, Sunday 22 September
Shortlisting:  Wednesday 25 September
Interviews:  Tuesday 8 & Wednesday 9 October

How to apply

For an informal, confidential conversation about the role, please call Steve Cooper who is supporting this recruitment process on behalf of Crayke Church of England VC Primary School and can be contacted at North Yorkshire County Council on 01609 536578.

We very much welcome school visits. If you’d like the opportunity to visit, please email Steve. Dates when we can accommodate visits are detailed above - if these are not possible for you please contact Steve, as we may be able to offer alternatives.

Supporting Documents

When applying please take into account the following:

Supporting Information
The supporting information section of your application should clearly evidence your ability to meet the requirements we have outlined in the person specification. This will be used to shortlist applicants for this role and therefore it is imperative that you provide evidence as requested.

When completing your application, please provide two employment references.

Last updated: March 2019